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Andrea Zammataro is a registered architect in Milan and PhD candidate in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano, where he collaborates with MSLab. As PhD candidate, Andrea applies the study of human information processing to architecture with the aim of improving user-centered approaches. He is partly developing his research at TU Delft as guest researcher financed by IDEA League.
Territorial transitions are uncertain phenomena which must be oriented through the definition of new settling forms. But how can architects design for inhabitants whose identity is uncertain as well? The experience of the Netherlands facing both the investment programmes of the welfare state and the reforms of the neoliberal turn is exemplary with...
The paper concerns representation intended as abstraction of a model from reality through perception. The relation between reality and its model is a key issue to design because while the project is thought on models, it always affects reality, and this epistemological gap is the reason for many design failures. In particular, models are adopted in...
This paper analyses the concept of affordance by Gibson (1979) as a suitable tool to deal with occupancy in terms of subject-object complementarity because it addresses the ecological value of an object, i.e. its value in relation to a perceiving subject. The first problem posed by the concept of affordance, hence, is how the subject can be identif...
Every architectural project entails an opposition between the designer's normative role with regard to future occupants and the attempt of these latter to fulfill their specific needs. Nevertheless the present paper argues that this gap cannot be bridged through the engagement of affected subjects during project conception, because their needs, esp...
Definition of design tools to deal with the side effects a project produces after it is completed and occupied. Those side effects are the result of the extended nature of the project with respect to its context of application and they cannot be forecast in advance because of the complex nature of reality itself. Latour states that the past modernism has been characterized by a philosophy of objectivity which tried to 'externalize' the involuntary implications, especially the risky ones, but the present challenge of architecture is rather to 'internalize', that is to consider the project together with its effects.
Definition of operative tools to address design scenarios challenging the traditional representation of architecture due to their complex interactions with the context, contingence of the factors informing the project, involvement of intangible values, presence of several divergent perspectives and related requirements.